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Soccer News of Thursday, 9 June 2022


Peseiro defends Austin Eguavoen

Coach Eguavoen issues instructions on the touchline Coach Eguavoen issues instructions on the touchline

Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro has jumped into the defence of his predecessor coach Austin Eguavoen.

Eguavoen was criticized following the Super Eagles’ elimination from the last African Cup Nations back in January.

The three-time African Champions advanced from the group stages with a hundred percent record but surprisingly lost in the round of 16 to a depleted Tunisian side.

Speaking ahead of the match with Sierra Leone, Peseiro identified what he describes as the defining moment of the game.

“In the last AFCON, our team was the best but lacked good fortune with that crazy red card. The VAR in that moment made red card out of nothing,” Peseiro offered up his explanation for Nigeria’s ouster.

“The team was better than Tunisia, even with ten men, and created many opportunities to score and win.”

“I understand, that fans don’t see these moments, because of emotion, but I saw it and I know the team played well,” the Portuguese said.